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Here's How Capital Gains Taxes on Investment Properties Work

Investment property ownership boasts many perks -- but paying a capital gains tax isn’t one of them. Make sure you understand what these taxes are and how you can keep them to a minimum.

[Updated: Aug 11, 2021 ] Aug 26, 2019 by Jean Folger

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Filing Status 0% Rate Applies 15% Rate Applies 20% Rate Applies
Single Up to $39,375 $39,376 to $434,550 Over $434,550
Married (filing jointly) Up to $78,750 $78,751 to $488,850 Over $488,850
Head of household Up to $52,750 $52,751 to $461,700 Over $461,700
Married (filing separately) Up to $39,375 $39,376 to $244,425 Over $244,425

Data source: IRS.

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